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Ben Jacklet
Worked at Portland Business Journal
Attended Guilderland High
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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A Preseason Ritual dating back 66 years
It's that time of year again. Warren Miller Entertainment’s 66th Chasing Shadows will hit Oregon in late October with deep snow shenanigans from Chamonix to Alaska to the Himalayas, the latest vers
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Are you kidding me?
800 miles in 17 days, on foot, through the Oregon Desert. Unsupported. In August. What could possibly go wrong?Christof Teuscher knows well that the list of potential disasters that could ruin hi
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The annual cleanup of the headwaters of the Salmon River on Mount Hood will be followed by an on-the-water cleanup of the lower Sandy River, a week later and 50 miles downstream, so if you miss any pl
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I like Emilio's idea
Parts of the long-abandoned  Mt. Hood Loop Highway near Government Camp in Oregon should be preserved for both recreational and historic reasons. That effort would involve building two pedestrian b
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If you are interested in knives you’ve likely noticed the recent trend toward tactical and military positioned gear.  I get it. We all like to have a Navy-Seal-worthy weapon in our pocket when we
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Correction: the snow season is ending for everyone this weekend, including the big camps
A thin snow year and a hot summer have forced an early end to the Mount Hood public summer season for skiers and snowboarders, with a final day of Sunday, August 2 for public riding. But several su
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Let the Shred Flicks begin
The latest skiing and snowboarding film from the crew that brought you 2014's Almost Ablaze will be playing Friday, Oct. 2 at the Aladdin Theater in Portland.Mt. Hood-raised Sammy Carlson joins a top-
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It won't win any Academy Awards, but...
The first half of this preview is admittedly lame, but it is worth suffering through the corny narration and the box-o-chocolates Bubba Gump quote, because the footage in the second half is downright
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Nice lineup for this event
Timberline will host its annual Mountain Music Festival with music, food and refreshments on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Veteran singer and songwriter Jonathan Edwards will headline a varied li
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They have applied for a liquor license to "enhance the shopping experience."
Mt. Hood Meadows has announced plans to open a new clothing and accessories shop in Portland’s upscale Pearl District.The store will be called Altitude Mountain Lifestyle, and it is scheduled to op
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Quite a life
Ask Harris Dusenberry whether he ever expected to live to be 101 years old, and he smiles. 'I never thought I would make it this long,' he says. 'I was wondering whether I would reach the year 2000.
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Shortest summer season since Palmer was built
A thin snow year and a hot summer have forced an early end to the Mount Hood public summer season for skiers and snowboarders, with a final day of Sunday, August 2 for public riding. But several su
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Work
Occupation
Editor and Publisher, Shred Hood
Skills
Writing, photography, skiing, urban cycling
Employment
  • Portland Business Journal
    Writer and Editor, 2013
  • Oregon Business Magazine
    Writer and Editor
  • Portland Tribune
    Writer
  • The Stranger
    Writer
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Currently
Portland, Oregon
Previously
Altamont, New York - Seattle, Malawi, Virginia
Story
Tagline
Writer, editor, dad, skier
Introduction
I was born in the Amazon Housing Project of Eugene, Oregon in the 1960s. My family moved to upstate New York after my father got a job at SUNY Albany, where he eventually became chairman of the biology department. My mother worked in the same department, organizing the labs and many other things. I grew up playing baseball in Guilderland, exploring the Adirondacks and skiing in Vermont. After graduating from the University of Virginia, I worked as a land-scraper and sports editor in Altamont, New York, a ski bum in Vermont, a pizza delivery guy in New Orleans and a deckhand on a fishing boat in Alaska. Fishing paid well and offered the most freedom, so I was a fisherman for five years. I got back into journalism in 1995, working at the Stranger through 1999. From there I traveled with my wife to Malawi, where she volunteered at the medical school and I freelanced and got a lot of flat tires on my bicycle. In 2000 we returned to Portland, where I helped launch the Portland Tribune, served short stints at Willamette Week, the Portland Business Journal and Portland Monthly Magazine and served as managing editor of Oregon Business Magazine. My new media project is shredhood.org, a news, information and entertainment site covering the vibrant snow sports scene on Mount Hood. I live in a gorgeous Portland neighborhood with my wife Christina Nicolaidis and three beautiful children who keep me active, alert and humble.
Education
  • Guilderland High
  • University of Virginia
    English, 1987
  • State University of New York at Oneonta
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Male